I have to question myself as to whether the decision to use this format today was one of prudence or convenience. My guess is that it is a bit of both. In any event, here we go.
The wheels of justice move slowly. That, or some derivation of it, is an old idiom. However, it is both true and we are seeing it today in America.
I recorded Wednesday night’s GOP debate; then I deleted it unwatched. That was not a mistake. I’ll explain that and make some other observations about today’s Republican party in the following paragraphs.
Timeline: Saturday morning August 19, 2023
The biggest political story of the week just passed was one we knew was coming; we just didn’t know the exact timing of it. Yes, I’m speaking of the indictments in Fulton County, Georgia. Much has been reported – some of it even accurate – over the past few days. Many repercussions have already been felt, and many more are to be expected. (Hence the timeline.) Over the next few minutes, I’d like to share some of my thoughts.
Despite coverage in the New York Times (to which I am a digital subscriber) and the Atlanta-Journal Constitution (which is one of the very good newspapers I seldom find the time to read) I missed this story until Rachel Maddow covered it on her show. My dilemma came when I had to make a decision whether to write about it for Wednesday’s publication (penned on Tuesday) or hold it for the Sunday article since I doubt we will have a more impactful and important story this week. I decided that since sunshine (in this case publicity) is the greatest disinfectant and there was still an (albeit slim) chance of stopping final passage I’d give the nod to Wednesday.